The Minot High School volleyball team had to work out some early season kinks in it's second match of the season against Bismark St. Mary's.
The nervous energy flowed through the Magic City Campus gymnasium with the young team and a new coach Ellen Jebens made her debut as head coach.
The nerves were evident in the first set, as the Majettes won 29-27 in a tightly contested game against Bismark St. Mary's.
MHS won its home debut, and defeated the Saints 3-0 (29-27, 25-10, and 25-19).
"We didn't work out the jitters (in the first set)," MHS outside hitter Holly Johnson said. "Our hitting was really solid, and we just need to continue improving our teamwork."
Jebens was able to win her home debut and brought the Majettes record to 1-1.
Jebens said the Majettes are still working on communication on offense, as they are getting used to a new system with sophomore setter Ashley Gathman and junior setter Emily Bengson, who are still learning the new offense installed by the coach.
"We still need to work on our offense and communication, but overall the girls played well," Jebens said.
The second set the Majettes began to take over and dominated the Saints 25-10. The Majettes, motivated by playing in front of their home crowd, were inspired to play better on both offense and defense in the second set.
"I think we knew that we didn't want to go 0-2, and we picked it up and started playing well as a team together," Johnson said.